Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet are fanning out across New York to outline his budget proposal before business groups, organizations and legislative bodies. On Monday, Essex County Supervisors heard the recap and questioned key points of the plan.
Vermont Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is out with a new report criticizing the state's court system for not being aggressive enough about collecting fees due from criminal defendants who are represented by public defenders.
Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004. Now, some legislative committees are taking testimony on the controversial idea of legalizing recreational marijuana. But there is considerable doubt whether the Legislature will actually approve a bill this session.
Governor Peter Shumlin's Budget Address delivered January 21, 2016
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his last budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday. The Democrat says his plan will close a $68 million budget gap while not relying on one-time funds to pay for expenses.
New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made national headlines in 2014 when 21st district voters elected her to the House. At 30, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, replacing retiring Democrat Bill Owens. On Wednesday, she announced her reelection campaign just before sitting down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.